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How to Parachute Kratom and Should You?

How to Parachute Kratom and Should You?

Kratom is a unique substance that has a host of different properties. Many people use it for back pain, anxiety, or even just as an energy booster. It’s a powerful herb that is beneficial to many people’s lives. Sounds great right? However, one caveat is that kratom has an immensely strong bitter taste. It may not be a big deal to some but if you do a bit of research on how to take kratom powder, you’ll find a host of ways people try to get around its taste. Here we’ll outline one of our favorite ways to take kratom powder.

What Is Parachuting?

Parachuting is a method of ingesting (typically powdered) substances. You are essentially wrapping the powder in a covering, like toilet paper, and then swallowing it. Parachuting kratom is a fantastic way to get your powdered kratom into your body without having to worry about the taste or smell. We have an article about the best ways to take kratom powder but hands down, this may be our favorite.

How to Parachute Kratom and Should You?

Do you have to use toilet paper?

Toilet paper is the most common way people parachute kratom and other substances. Everyone has toilet paper so it’s the obvious choice for people who want to try parachuting for their first time. It’s a great method but has its flaws. Swallowing toilet paper can be a big disgusting since it’s just sitting in your restroom. Also, a lot of people on Reddit & kratom forums report that they have almost choked on it. Be cautious and always test every new method with a small amount of kratom first. Some also report that it slows down or reduces the effects because the tissue paper is much thicker than capsules. BUT there is a better way than using toilet paper. 

Best alternative to using toilet paper to parachute kratom

Oblate discs hands down are the best replacement for toilet paper when parachuting kratom. What are oblate discs? Oblate discs or disks are thin edible transparent films that are made from starch. Originating from Japan, these discs were used for cooking but have branched out for medicinal purposes. Here’s an image if you’re having a hard time picturing what they look like.

How to Parachute Kratom and Should You?

It may look plastic and inedible but they’re far from that. They’re sometimes used to wrap Japanese candy so you can just eat the whole thing and not have to take off the wrapper. It’s an amazing product that’s relatively unknown in the kratom community but it is proven to be quite a hit for seasoned users.

How do you use oblate discs for kratom?

There are a few different ways to package your kratom into oblate discs. The most common method is to lay it on your table, dose your kratom, then wrap it up. If you’re wondering how to seal the oblate discs, you seal them just like mailing a letter. When they are exposed to a bit of moisture, the disc will stick to itself. Depending on the size of your oblate discs you want to test different quantities of kratom powder. Eventually, you will know how much or how little to put each time. 

Some important things to note about parachuting kratom:

  • A few different sources say that after you finish wrapping your kratom, then you should dip the entire bag into water before you parachute it. This helps seal it better but that can melt the disc and dissolve into the water. 
  • You can make a bag that is TOO big. Like cooking for yourself, it is possible to bite off more than you can chew. Always work your way up to your desired dose. Don’t jump straight into trying to fit 4 grams into an oblate disc. It won’t go well. Trust us. This is especially tempting when using oblate discs to parachute kratom since kratom requires higher doses than other substances. 
  • Don’t try storing oblate discs in kratom. The oblate discs are not made to preserve the contents inside. Any exposure to moisture will start to break down the starch. It’s best to use these discs immediately after you wrap them. 

So, is kratom safe to parachute?

In all, kratom can be safe to parachute if you take all the precautions and do research. We absolutely recommend parachuting as an alternative way to take kratom. If it’s not for you, check out our blog post on some of the other best ways to take kratom powder. But if you’re interested in taking the extra effort to wrap your kratom doses every time, then parachuting is for you! Toilet paper as a wrapper is obviously the lowest barrier of entry but we highly recommend testing out oblate discs to parachute kratom. You can find them on Amazon at a low price. Don’t like them? Try using them for cooking! There are some great recipes for transparent disappearing ravioli. But either way, don’t take our word for it. DO RESEARCH before trying any new method. There are a ton of posts on Reddit on parachuting kratom

How to Pronounce Kratom?

How to Pronounce Kratom?

Kratom is a plant that is indigenous to Thailand and has its roots in other Asian countries. Since it is from a foreign country, many are confused about how to correctly pronounce kratom. We believe that knowing how to pronounce kratom is an important part of using kratom. 

Just like marijuana, cannabis, or weed, there is a specific connotation and impression given from each term. The rhetoric in the United States has shifted from marijuana to cannabis due to how it is perceived by the public. Here’s a great article on why language matters when it comes to discussing drugs. 

Now back to kratom and why it matters. To effectively reduce the stigma against kratom, we must be able to correctly communicate it or understand the tone in communication so when it gets more mainstream, people are more educated. If you were to talk with someone and they pronounced marijuana as “MARI-JEW-WANA”, we’d perceive them as uninformed about the subject. It sets a poor precedent for people who are users of kratom and aren’t aware of the different methods of communication.

This isn’t to say it’s terrible if you mispronounce kratom or say it differently than others. The important takeaway is educating yourself about kratom and the ways it’s being communicated. 

So, how do you say kratom properly?

According to Google

If you search on Google “how to say kratom”, you’re going to get Google’s pronunciation audio AI that gives you an approximate way to say words based on the rules of the English language. According to Google’s AI, it is pronounced kra·tm or “krah-TUM”. This is not a common way to say the word. We find that less experienced people or people who have only read the word say it like this.

The Original Pronunciation of Kratom

The term “kratom” originates from the Thai language. Thai and most people in Southeast Asia pronounce it, “kruh-tom”. If you want to be a little connected to the roots of kratom, you can say it like that! The first part “kruh” rhymes with “duh”. The second part “TOM” rhymes with “dom”. Hamilton from Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia was on Joe Rogan’s podcast and discussed the differences in how to say kratom. If you don’t know, Hamilton is a well-informed journalist that went to Thailand in his Vice documentary on the origins of kratom. He’s a credible source that you might want to look to when learning about kratom!

How People Say it in the United States

The most popular way (and the way we prefer) to say kratom in the United States is to pronounce it “krei-tom”. Similar to the way you say “crazy” with “krei-zi”, you say the first part of kratom using KREI or KRAY. This is considered the long ay instead of the short a in the English language. We’ve found that this is the most common way people say kratom in the United States. From news outlets, vendors, and casual conversations,  we find that this is a widespread way to say kratom. Here’s a great video showing a collection of ways people say kratom.

How Should I Say It?

In conclusion, there are a few different ways to say kratom and can vary based on where you are at. We do think that less people say it the way Google recommends but at the end of the day, it is personal preference. You will gain a better insight on how to say the word based on your impression the more you watch videos, do research, and discuss with others. 

Kratom is a huge part of peoples lives and is slowly gaining more mainstream attention. Even cannabis had a long time before we understood the different terms and connotations of each word. Like we said before, learning how to say kratom properly isn’t a life or death situation but it is trending to the point where there is becoming a certain larger need for education on it’s impact in society. Educating yourself on kratom is a big part of every users journey. Whether it be advocating for its legality or understanding it’s health benefits, kratom has impacted many lives. 

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Best Ways to Take Kratom Powder 2021

Best Ways to Take Kratom Powder 2021

Kratom can be a beneficial plant if used correctly. If you find yourself having trouble figuring out the best way to take kratom, you’re not alone. We’ve been there and it can be hard to decide how you want to take kratom depending on your circumstance. In this guide we’ll go through the different ways you can get kratom powder into your body so you can get to healing! Here are the best ways to consume kratom:

How to Take Kratom Powder

If you’ve purchased powdered kratom then it may be a little daunting at first trying to figure out how to ingest it. Kratom is a plant and like most plants, it can have a strong herbal taste. Tastes are extremely subjective but the majority of people (including us) report that kratom is extremely bitter. If you haven’t tasted it yet then we suggest doing a taste test! Lick the tip of your finger, dip it into the powder, then dab that small amount onto your tongue and see how it tastes. Did you enjoy it? Most likely not. If you did then you can go to our Toss and Wash Guide to find the best method of taking kratom if you don’t mind the taste. If you’re like most people and found the taste appalling then you can try mixing the powder in a drink.

If you know your dosage then you can measure it out and pour it into a drink of your choice. We recommend a liquid that has a strong taste that will overpower the bitterness and the texture of the kratom powder. One of the most common drinks that people use to mix kratom powder with is orange juice. Kratom and orange juice don’t quite go together as well as peanut butter and jelly but they do complement each other in a few different ways. Orange juice has a strong enough taste that doesn’t completely get rid of the bitterness/texture of kratom but it does make it a lot easier. Depending on your dosage of kratom powder, this might be a great way to take kratom because you can do larger quantities easier. You just need to experiment a bit to find a good ratio but once you do, you’ll be able to mix the two and make yourself a few drinks to get your daily dose of kratom!

Lemonade, grape fruit, or cranberry juice are great substitutes for orange juice. Honestly, anything that’s citrus works great for kratom. The sour taste will really help offset how bitter kratom can be. We do not recommend mixing plain water with kratom unless you’re fond of the taste of kratom. Coffee is also another drink some like to mix kratom with. It’s not very popular but people do find it easy to have their daily cup of joe with their kratom. Two birds one stone and some find it complementing. Personally, we feel like coffee’s natural bitter taste doesn’t match well with kratom. In the end you may just need to experiment with different types of liquids to see what works well. Just remember that when you’re thinking about the best way to take kratom powder, you need to think about the taste and it’s texture. The taste is one aspect but it’s texture can vary when mixing it with liquids. If you don’t drink it quick enough or blend it well, the powder may go straight to the bottom and you’ll have a drink with wet chunks of kratom at the end.

Bonus:

One secret drink to get rid of the taste of kratom is…Chocolate Milk! Many in the kratom community swear by chocolate milk and kratom. Since chocolate milk is made with powder, you can mix kratom powder + chocolate powder, and then stir milk extremely well. We recommend investing in a shaker bottle to make this easier. Don’t take our word for it, try it out! Check out these Reddit posts that document their journey with chocolate milk and kratom.

Toss and Wash Method

If you’re one of the small percentage of people who don’t mind the taste of kratom or are willing to go through its texture and bitterness, then the Toss and Wash method may be for you! It’s one of the most popular ways to take kratom for seasoned users. 

The toss and wash method is when you dose your powdered kratom, dump it all on your tongue, then wash it all down with water or other liquids. For many, it’s the quickest way to get kratom from A to B. 

One of the pros of the toss and wash method of kratom is that your body is able to break down the kratom powder much faster than capsules. Also it’s a much quicker way to take large doses of kratom. You won’t have to drink a ton of liquids to finish your dose.

Warning: If it’s your first time doing the toss and wash method, we recommend trying it with a small dose. If you mess up then you might vomit, cough uncontrollably, or ruin kratom for yourself altogether. Make sure that the powder is suspended together on your tongue when you wash it down with orange juice or water. It’s very uncomfortable if the liquid mixes with dry kratom around your mouth.

Pro tip on how to toss and wash: When you drink the liquid, tilt your head back at the same time so that everything combines down your throat instead of throwing it into your mouth then swallowing. It creates less steps for you when doing this method. This will take some practice but eventually it will be second nature then take kratom powder will be an ease!

Parachuting Kratom

If you’ve never heard of parachuting kratom then you might want to read closely! Parachuting is when you wrap a powder in a covering, like toilet paper, and then swallow it. It’s essentially creating one big capsule for yourself. The great thing is, you can put as little or as much as you want. We have a great article on how to parachute kratom and all it’s benefits. Check it out here to learn more.

In conclusion, there is no absolute best way to take kratom powder. Every person is different. If powdered kratom is your only option then we recommend taking it with liquid or using the toss and wash method. We suggest trying out all methods to see what best suits you. Of course, you don’t have to do a specific method every time. The beauty of having powder is that you can take it how you want! Let us know what you think and always proceed with caution when ingesting anything!

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Free Kratom Samples in 2021

Free Kratom Samples in 2021

If you’re using kratom for your first-time or fifth time, it’s important to look for a kratom free trial

For new users, we believe it’s especially important to find free samples wherever you can to see if kratom is right for you. Kratom is a very special plant that should be used with care. Finding free kratom powder or capsules can be great because you can try it out and see if its effects are beneficial to you. Plus, it’s a good way to see if a vendor is legit or not. If vendors don’t provide free samples that should be a red flag. Free samples of kratom prove to the customers that they are open about the quality of their product.

For regular kratom users, it’s important to get free kratom samples from different vendors. One, you can save money getting free kratom from different sources, and two, you get to see which vendors have better quality kratom. If you use kratom frequently, you know that not all kratom is the same and it can make a huge difference if you use it for medicinal properties. 

So where to get free kratom samples?

We’ve compiled a list of a few vendors that give free kratom samples. 

EmeraldKratom

Emerald Kratom is one store that allows a completely free sample of kratom. No shipping costs or purchase required. All you need is an address and they’ll send you a free sample. Pretty sweet deal right? We can’t speak to their quality of kratom but they have a lot of reviews on their product which is promising. Understandably, their free kratom isn’t promoted on their site but we have a link here. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee so if you want to purchase kratom along with their sample you can get to try even more!

Zenlife Naturals

Another site that provides free kratom with no shipping, tax, or purchase required. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee plus their lab results are available on their site. That gives the customer way more confidence in buying their product. They don’t show any reviews for their free sample which isn’t too much to worry about but may be a dealbreaker for some when it comes to buying kratom online.

The Evergreen Tree

This site has a little friction when it comes to getting free samples. You’ll need to create an account, earn points, then use those points to purchase the free sample. It’s not too difficult but definitely isn’t as easy compared to other sites. One plus is that they allow you to choose different strains so you can choose the strain you’re looking to sample. Most places only give you samples of specific strains for your free sample. The point system is a bit tricky but if you end up buying from them again you can earn points on each purchase and get huge discounts if you’re a regular.

Kratom Country

Kratom Country gives free samples but the caveat is only if you make a purchase over $10. A little bit of a different way to get a free sample but free nonetheless. The only sample available is their White Vein so if you want to try any other strains you’ll have to go somewhere else with options like Emerald Kratom. Kratom Country provides a 10% discount as well so if you do end up purchasing anything over $10 you can get a discount + a free sample. If you don’t mind spending a little money for some extra kratom in your package then this might be a good option for you. Note that they don’t tell you how much free sample you’re getting so it may vary.

Apex Kratom

If you want to try quality kratom for free then we recommend Apex Kratom (for obvious reasons). We pride ourselves on the quality of our kratom and want every customer to try out for low costs. We have free kratom capsules and free kratom powder. All you need to do is pay shipping/handling for $2.99. Unfortunately, we can’t give kratom out without charging for shipping BUT we’re confident that the shipping & handling will be well worth a 10g sample of kratom. We also allow you to choose what strains you want at no limit! Grab samples of Green Maeng Da or Red Boreno and let us know what you think! If anything, we recommend getting free samples of kratom from each of the places we listed above to get a good sense of what stores you like. We hope that you’ll enjoy ours the most but we know everyone has different preferences when it comes to buying kratom.

Where to Buy Kratom Near Me in 2021

Where to Buy Kratom Near Me in 2021

If you’re new to kratom or a seasoned expert, you may have found that kratom can be hard to come by. In some states there’s a legal gray area and in others you’ll be hard-pressed to find any stores that will even allow the sale of kratom. No matter what the case is, we’ve found that buying kratom can be difficult. We understand that many users are trying to find out where they can buy kratom, especially in 2020. Look no further. We’ve created a guide in order to help you find the best quality kratom near you or online.

Buying Kratom Locally

In many cases, users would prefer to buy kratom locally. Not everyone can wait for kratom to come through the mail since people use it on a regular or daily basis. The first step in finding out where to buy kratom locally is to check it’s legal status in your state. You can check out our guide here on where is kratom legal in the United States. This will give you a bit of info on where the government has made clear laws on where kratom is illegal. So far it is illegal in the following states: 

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Vermont
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin

If you’re outside of these illegal states, you may be in luck. The best places to buy kratom if it’s not completely illegal, are local smoke shops. Not weed smoke shops but smoke shops that sell tobacco accessories, vapes, hookah etc. Generally these places will sell some sort of bottle with kratom capsules. But please note, you have little choice on what kind of kratom or quality kratom they are supplying. Dependent on the label or type of kratom you’re buying, you should do some research online. Unfortunately that is the cost of buying kratom locally. 

Check on Yelp or local reviews of the smoke shop to see if there are any other people who have bought kratom from that smoke shop. Browse around to different smoke shops until you feel comfortable with the brand/quality they are providing.    

Ultimately, buying local kratom can be a bit sketchy due to issues with quality, legality, and pricing. We suggest searching online for the best kratom vendors. We have a guide on the 5 best vendors of kratom online. 

Buying Kratom Online

Now, if you’re still struggling to get kratom locally you might have to go online which is the better option in our opinion. You get all the benefits of researching the quality, price, and customer experience. We recommend searching reputable kratom vendors on Google to begin your search. This will give you a better sense of what’s popular online. 

When researching kratom stores online here are a few different things you should look for:

Reviews:

  • Do the vendors you’re looking at have kratom reviews for their different products? It’s important to know that there are other customers who are consistently buying from these sites. No reviews should raise a red flag. If there are no reviews, the vendor may be too new or not have quality kratom that people will vouch for.

Credit card processing:

  • Due to the nature of kratom, not all sellers have credit card processing. Some places require you to send checks, use cryptocurrency, or go to an offshore banking site. All these just complicate the process in getting you your kratom! There are plenty of kratom vendors online that can get you quality kratom with ease. Shameless plug, our shop is one of the few kratom stores that allow credit card processing. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Buying in Bulk

  • If you’re looking to stock up on kratom, local stores most likely won’t have kratom in bulk. You’ll usually have to get them in capsules or powder but the price range and quantity can be limited. If you buy kratom online, you’ll have a lot of choices of the strain and quantity of kratom that you can get. We recommended searching online for bulk kratom vendors so you can get cheaper prices if you know you’re going to be constantly using kratom. 

Pricing

  • Price is a huge factor in buying kratom. Looking for kratom at cheap prices is a catch-22. You may get it for a lower price but there’s a risk of getting lower quality kratom. Be wary of vendors with prices that look too good to be true. 1 oz of kratom can range between $10 – $30 dollars. If you find a kratom store with low prices and are skeptical, see if they have any samples or discounts before buying larger quantities. This is why we have free kratom samples. We give you quality kratom at low prices that you can try first. But also note, higher prices doesn’t always mean higher quality. Always be sure to do research before you put anything into your body.

In all, we know buying kratom can be difficult at times. It is a great plant but unfortunately isn’t readily available just yet. Buying kratom locally may be great if you need it right away but it comes with a few sacrifices. The beauty of the internet is that you can always find tons of information about kratom sellers before you purchase. We find that heavy kratom users will find local spots as backups in the meantime while they wait for their kratom to ship. No matter what, it’s always important to DO RESEARCH when purchasing kratom locally or online. Find more information regarding kratom here on our blog.

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3 Important Tips to Know before Buying Kratom Online in 2021

3 Important Tips to Know before Buying Kratom Online in 2021

Kratom is a psychoactive drug that is used all over the world. It is native to the nations in Southeast Asia. The drug was recently introduced in Canada and the U.S. There are different kratom strains. Also, you can take it in various forms including kratom powder, extract, and capsules. Many internet users prefer purchasing kratom online. Here are 3 crucial things you need to know before you buy kratom.

1. Kratom Strains

Kratom strains generally have similar potent properties. Though they have similar properties, they have different health benefits. For instance, some strains reduce stress while others are powerful stimulants. The following are some popular kratom strains.

Thai kratom: It is native to Thailand. Thai kratom has a high concentration of stimulating alkaloids such as mitragynine. It improves your concentration and focus. Also, the strain helps consumers work continuously for long. It is recommended for people battling with depression and anxiety-related disorders.

Borneo kratom: Borneo is a leading exporter of kratom products. Borneo kratom is rich in hydroxy mitragynine. It has red and green strains. Ancient communities used it to relieve chronic pain. It is now used to fight insomnia, reduce anxiety and control opiate withdrawal symptoms.

Maeng Da kratom: It has a high concentration of mitragynine. Maeng Da kratom is a great mood enhancer and stimulant. It improves the performance of people who work in humid and dry areas.

2. Kratom Vein Colors

Indigenous kratom leaves have varying vain colors. It has a significant impact on their alkaloid profile and effects. Also, certain vein colors are appropriate for particular health conditions. For instance, red vein kratom is more potent than a green vein and white vein kratom. It is expensive due to its long-lasting pain relief, analgesic and sedative effects.

Most prescription drugs cost an arm and leg. It is common to use red vein kratom to treat chronic pain. White vein kratom has a euphoric effect. It is suitable for people suffering from opioid withdrawal effects. The white vein type is rich in mitragynine. Green vein kratom has both analgesic and euphoric effects.

Knowing the differences between strains will be a huge help in deciding which kratom strains to buy for your needs. We have an updated comprehensive guide on kratom strains.

3. Certified Kratom Vendors

Of course, many kratom consumers prefer buying their health products from genuine certified vendors. You can read customer comments and reviews to buy kratom online. Also, consider their customer feedback, reliability, and product quality. We have a guide on the top 5 online kratom vendors here. These are some of the top kratom vendors:

Happy Hippo Herbals: Happy Hippo has been in the health industry for several years. They have many positive client reviews. The vendor sells Bali Kratom, Malaysian Kratom, Maeng Da Kratom, and Indo Kratom. They provide free samples.

Purkratom: Purkratom sells a wide variety of kratom capsules and powder. You can place an order on your phone for a 30 days money-back guarantee.

Golden Monk Kratom: Coastline sells kratom plants, powder, and capsules to clients from different nations. They have a return policy with a money-back guarantee. Golden Monk Kratom offers free shipping services to American consumers.

Apex Kratom: That’s us! Without a doubt, we believe we are one of the top vendors for buying kratom online. We provide free samples, great customer support, and a variety of kratom for you to choose from. PLUS, our site has a ton of resources for you to look at throughout your kratom journey.

Kratom is an alternative medicine that treats anxiety, muscle aches, motivation and more. Rehabilitation centers administer it to opioid addicts to manage severe withdrawal symptoms. There is a huge opioid crisis going on in the US. People are constantly trying to find an alternative to opiates because they need to either get off prescription drugs or want to be healthier. Whatever the case may be kratom is essentially a natural swiss army knife that can do many different things for your body. Nevertheless, it is important to have a clear understanding of the medicinal properties and the right dosage of kratom. Also, research the different types of strains and vendors when you buy kratom online.

Mixing Kratom with Other Prescription Drugs is Dangerous

Mixing Kratom with Other Prescription Drugs is Dangerous

Many Southeast Asian communities use Kratom as an alternative medicine. Its popularity in other continents has increased over the years. Kratom is used to treat anxiety disorders, opioid addiction and to relieve chronic pain. But, many countries lack laws that regulate Kratom use. Here is an insight into the pharmacology of Kratom and why it is dangerous to mix it with prescription drugs.

The Pharmacology of Kratom

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a report in February 2018 which revealed that Kratom is an opioid. The agency identified over 20 alkaloids such as indole alkaloid mitragynine which is a kappa-opioid receptor agonist. It is more powerful than morphine. Scientific research shows that mitragynine acts on the delta and mu-opioid receptors, noradrenergic and serotonergic pathways. It stimulates the alpha-2 adrenergic receptors and blocks the 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptors.

Kratom’s Interaction with other Medications

Here are some interactions between Kratom and prescription drugs that can be fatal:

1. Psychedelics and Kratom

Psychedelics are a form of medication that causes psychedelic experiences. They are serotonin receptor agonists. Psychedelics include psilocybin, mescaline, and LSD. It is not wise to combine them with Kratom.

2. Stimulants and Kratom

Coffee and cocaine are the most popular stimulants worldwide. However, amphetamines and yohimbine are stimulant drugs. Kratom is a natural stimulant. So, you might get overstimulated if you combine it with other stimulants. It will cause serious side effects such as anxiety, agitation, excessive sweating, and heart palpitations.

A combination of Kratom and other stimulants can cause high blood pressure. You should observe your seizure threshold. Experienced users of Kratom products combine it with little coffee.

3. Depressants and Kratom

There are different types of depressants. They include anti-anxiety medications, tranquilizers, and benzodiazepines. The drugs work in the same way as opiates. You will experience severe sedation if you combine depressants with Kratom. It could result in respiratory depression. Avoid brewing kava since it is a mild depressant.

4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Kratom

Doctors use SSRIs like zoloft to treat severe depression. They are known as anti-depressants. Kratom interacts with the mu-receptors while SSRI interacts with serotonin receptors in your brain. At times, both receptors interact with one another in specific processes. Thus, Kratom and SSRIs might react and damage your brain. Do your own research and ask your doctor about the effects of kratom interactions with SSRI.

5. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) and Kratom                                                                          

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors breakdown monoamine compounds. They prevent monoamine oxidases from metabolizing food in your stomach. It is risky to combine Kratom with MAOIs as it might cause fatal side effects. Avoid foods that are rich in amino acid tyramine as they usually inhibit monoamine oxidases.

Don’t combine Kratom with bay bean, sea bean, Syrian rue, and passionflower since they are Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. Combining Kratom with herbs or foods with a high amino acid tyramine content will stimulate you beyond the standard threshold. You might experience mental block and anxiety disorders.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) doesn’t control Kratom use in the United States. Various states have different regulation which controls the use and possession of Kratom. You can take Kratom in the form of capsules or extracts. It is advisable to take small doses to relieve mild pain. Also, don’t mix Kratom with prescription drugs such as psychedelics, depressants and Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).

Kratom is indeed a powerful plant. When used properly it can bring you overall wellness.

Does Kratom Cure Addiction?

Does Kratom Cure Addiction?

Kratom is an herbaceous plant whose leave contains 7-α-hydroxy mitragynine and mitragynine. It is popular in South East Asia. Health facilities offer Kratom as a cure for different health conditions. You can consume it as pills, powder and an extract. Some states in the U.S. ban the use and sale of Kratom. In this post, we discuss whether Kratom is capable to cure addiction.

Case Presentation

Courtney True is a 41-year-old woman who grew up in Mississippi. She got addicted to opioids at a tender age of 14. The addictions started after a doctor gave Courtney a Percocet prescription for chronic migraines. She got hooked to OxyContin by the time she reached 24. Ten years later, True relocated to Maine and became a nurse. She got married and bore two children. The Maine nurse started using heroin after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) traced illegal online pharmacies.

True tried to quit abusing heroin many times. She used various remedies for withdrawal symptoms including valerian root and Imodium A-D. The young mother found a Kratom thread in Reddit in December 2016. Then, she had refrained from taking heroin for two days. Courtney suffered from diarrhea, cold sweats, and stomach cramps. She didn’t know much about the different Kratom forms and strains. But True was willing to try Kratom cure for her opioid addiction.

She asked her husband, John Wolstenhulme, to take her to a smoke shop in Portland to buy Kratom capsules, extracts, and leaves. They cost her $100. Courtney swallowed several capsules when she got inside their family car. Her withdrawal symptoms faded within 20 minutes. She hasn’t taken heroin for the last 17 months.

Courtney takes several glasses of grapefruit-Kratom juice daily. She recently confessed that Kratom has saved her family. For instance, Jeff Wolstenhulme, True’s stepson used fentanyl while John used opioids for 20 years. They have refrained from taking narcotics for more than three months now. Also, Courtney urged her mother to take Kratom to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

Kratom’s Ability to Cure Opioid Addiction

About 11 percent of essential drugs are obtained from plants, according to the World Health Organization. Drug enforcement agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the DEA have debated on whether Kratom is an opioid. Oliver Grundmann from the University Of Florida College Of Pharmacy has published several reviews on the chemical compounds and structure of Kratom.

Medical facilities have provided medication-assisted treatments and methadone to opioid addicts for long. Even so, methadone is a strong opioid which you can get addicted to. The FDA requires all rehabs to administer methadone in small quantities. Kratom evokes euphoria when you take it in moderate doses. Avoid using it for more than six months to avoid Kratom addiction. Prolonged use of the extract causes opioid craving. Physicians treat it with naloxone and buprenorphine.

Kratom cure is a powerful pain reliever and sedative. You can consume Kratom in different forms including capsule, extract, and pill. Some rehabilitation centers use it to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. Kratom interacts with the opioid receptors in your brain hence reducing the urge to take drugs. It is advisable to take Kratom in small doses as it causes sedation when taken in large quantities. Despite being ruled out by FDA and DEA as having an opioid effect to its users, Kratom does have its share of positive effects. There are more ways in which you can use this plant as medicine. Read our guides at https://www.apexkratom.com to learn more.

Where is Kratom Legal in the United States in 2021?

Where is Kratom Legal in the United States in 2021?

Kratom is an evergreen tree that is common in Southeast Asia. Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa. Many people use it as an herbal supplement. It has opioid and psychoactive properties. You can consume it as capsules, gum or tablets. But, many consumers have a murky understanding of kratom’s legality in the United States. Read on to learn more about it.

Is Kratom Legal in the United States?

The U.S. has a complicated legal system. It has State level and Federal legal system which use different legislations. Many American enforcement agencies make it hard for many people to understand the legality of kratom in the country. Consumers pay penalties and fines when they use kratom in certain states. Yet, American citizens have been using kratom for over twenty years. Some health authorities don’t believe that it is safe for consumption.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recorded several deaths between 2005 and 2015 which resulted from kratom use. It confiscated kratom products that were contaminated. The U.S Army banned soldiers from using the herbal supplement. Alabama, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Indiana banned it. Many people imported kratom in America between 2010 and 2016, according to the International Narcotics Control Board. The Drug Enforcement Authority (DEA) classified it as being unfit for consumption.

Some legislators and consumers protested in many states and asked them to delegalize kratom. The U.S. has several regulations that control the consumption and purchase of kratom. Although the federal level law is general, different states use unique legal systems. The following states have clear kratom regulations:

  • California: Kratom use is legalized in all counties apart from San Diego
  • Florida: Kratom is only illegal in Sarasota County
  • Illinois: Kratom is illegal in Jerseyville and in people who are below 18 years
  • Alabama: Kratom is a Schedule 1 controlled product
  • Tennessee and Arkansas: Kratom use is illegal
  • Indiana: Kratom is an illegal synthetic substance
  • Wisconsin: Kratom is a Schedule 1 drug

DEA has raised many concerns about the legality of kratom. Some health groups are urging the federal government to make kratom illegal in all states while other people believe that it is an effective treatment for opioid addiction. The Drug Enforcement Agency wanted to list kratom in the Schedule 1 category in 2016. It claimed that the herb has opiate effects that are like those of cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and heroin. Even so, the DEA proposition didn’t go through.

The Legal Status of Kratom in America

Further research is essential to determine the benefits of kratom. It acts on the brain receptors of consumers thus alleviating mild and chronic pain. The U.S. Army prohibits all soldiers from using kratom. The FDA sent a warning to pharmaceutical firms that sold unapproved kratom products in March 2018. Be vigilant to kratom regulations in your state to avoid paying penalties and fines.

Kratom is illegal for possession, sale, or use in the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Vermont
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin

Kratom is popular for its anesthetic and sedative effects. Although it is native to Southeast Asia, people from other countries grow kratom. It is advisable to use the right kratom dosage. Some people use it to relieve chronic pain. American states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin prohibit the consumption and sale of kratom.

Reference:

https://www.ridgefieldrecovery.com/drugs/kratom/related/legality-of-kratom/
Distinctive Effects of the Green Maeng Da Kratom in 2021

Distinctive Effects of the Green Maeng Da Kratom in 2021

Kratom is an herbaceous plant that is mostly found in Asia. It is common in Thailand and Bali. Many people use kratom for different purposes. Some users take different products for fun while others use them to treat certain health conditions. There are different strains such as Bali, Maeng Da Thai, and Sumatra. Read on to learn the health effects of Green Maeng Da kratom and its right dosage.

What is Green Maeng Da and its effects?

Green Maeng Da kratom is one of the most popular strains of kratom. Most of the time when you go to stores, you’ll be able to find Maeng Da. It is known as the “pimp-grade” in the Thai language. It comes the same as most kratom however it undergoes a specific refined technique to create a more potent, flavorful, and medicinal effect on your body. It’s the perfect intro level kratom for beginners looking to get their first start on their kratom journey. It has a soothing and calming effect that is said to have a longer-lasting effect.

6 Health Effects of Green Maeng Da Kratom:

Maeng Da doesn’t cause a hyperactive sensation which is often associated with other kratom strains. Here are green vein maeng da effects:

1. Pain Relief

Maeng Da has different pain-relieving abilities from those of Red Vein Bali. It is a mild pain reliever. You can use it to alleviate chronic back pain. Not only for your back, maeng da has studies to show that it can support overall pain relief when it comes to bones, muscles, and more. Many previous opiate users swear by using kratom as an alternative, especially with green maeng da effects.

2. Mind Clearance

Research reveals many people struggle to focus on a particular issue. Maeng Da clears your mind hence helping you perform better at work or in school. It is appropriate for people who are anxious and who are apprehensive. It’s such a diverse plant that not only do you get a body high, you’ll also get great mental stability. Test out different strains such as red, white, or green maeng da to really see what helps you.

3. Better Socialization

Most introverts avoid interacting with people in large gatherings. Some of them lack the courage to approach and start conversations with strangers. A small dosage of Maeng Da can significantly reduce social anxiety in a consumer. It makes you more talkative and bold. Green kratom helps you build and maintain long-term friendships and relationships. Besides, you can combine it with alcohol at dinner parties.

4. High Self Confidence

People who have low confidence are often unable to deliver speeches before a huge audience. Take Maeng Da if you are shy. It will boost your confidence and help you express your emotions and opinions to family and friends.

5. Anti-depressant

White kratom strains are powerful energy boosters. Some people get hyperactive when they take them. It worsens their depression. Physicians recommend taking green kratom to treat depression. It increases apathy and lethargy. Green Maeng Da is suitable for people with severe anxiety and depression. Instead of going to the pharmacy and getting manufactured pills, you can utilize kratom to help your depression. This is all subjective but we believe that natural organic herbs can be much healthier.

6. Energy Boost

Maeng Da improves your focus, concentration, and productivity. It is a great energy booster which you should take early in the morning. Avoid consuming Maeng Da before you go to bed at night as it might disrupt your sleep pattern. We recommend checking out our blog on kratom for energy and focus.

The Right Dosage for Maeng Da Kratom

Distinctive Effects of the Green Maeng Da Kratom in 2021

Maeng Da kratom is rich in alkaloids. It provides distinctive effects when you consume it in small dosages. A high-quality kratom capsule contains up to 5g of kratom powder. You can experience more health effects when you take a 2g kratom strain. Maeng Da is a powerful tranquilizer when you take it in a high dosage. However, Maeng Da is a moderate kratom strain. Beginners can start taking 2g of kratom powder while average users consume 5g of Maeng Da to achieve different effects. Green Maeng Da is a powerful kratom strain with energizing effects. It is suitable for people suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and memory loss. It is wise to purchase kratom from licensed dealers who often test their products. Take a low dosage of Maeng Da since it has sedative effects when consumed in high quantities.